Photokina has a reputation for being the world’s leading imaging fair and this year’s event showcased a huge selection of new and innovative cameras, lenses and accessories from a wide range of manufacturers. We’ve collaborated all of our first-look videos from the show in this Photokina 2012 What Digital Camera roundup.
The first day of Photokina 2012 saw numerous product announcements, including the release of Canon’s EOS 6D. Featuring a 20.2MP full-frame sensor, a 100-25600 ISO range and 4.5fps burst rate, it marks Canon’s first DSLR to offer intergrated Wi-Fi connectivity and in-built GPS support.
On the Canon stand we had the opportunity to speak to David Parry about the way the EOS 6D’s Wi-Fi functionality works. Canon are currently in the process of finishing the EOS remote app for wireless devices such as smartphones and tablets so David showed us how the EOS 6D could be connected to another Wi-Fi enabled device, Canon’s IXUS 240 HS.
Sigma had a busy Photokina and launched three new lenses in collaboration with a new lens dock device that enables photographers to customise how their lenses perform. We interviewed Paul Reynolds from Sigma UK who told us more about the new products soon to be made available.
Photokina 2012 – Video Roundup
Olympus were showcasing several new models on their stand at Photokina including the PEN E-PL5, E-PM2 and XZ-2. Meeting up with Mark Thackara from Olympus gave us an opportunity to talk through the latest PEN models.
Photokina 2012 was an excellent opportunity to lay hands on Panasonic’s latest Compact System Camera release, the GH3. Daneil Berehulak, a professional photographer from Getty Images, had been given a sample of the GH3 to test in India and we interviewed him on Panasonic’s stand to find out how he found it in use.
Pentax were another manufacturer showcasing a new DSLR. The Pentax K-5 II is the successor to the Pentax K-5 and we managed to lay hands on a sample to present this first-look video. Featuring a newly developed 16.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor, the K-5 II also uses a new, highly sensitive SAFOX AF module that’s designed to offer an enhanced AF performance in low-light situations and is sensitive down to -3EV. To read all about the Pentax K-5 II in more detail, click here.